Meet the vendor!

Meet the vendor!

Cecibel Martinez sells (mostly silver) antiques, but she comes from a long line of silver craftsmen. The proud inheritor of a great family tradition, Cecibel has this 1972 photograph showing her mother and grandparents selling silver on the sidewalk of La Paz taped to the wall of her store. She herself has been in the silver business for over 30 years.

Silver Cerro Rico Spoons

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One of a Kind!

Destination: La Paz, Bolivia

We purchased these beautiful silver spoons on La Calle Sagarnaga from Cecibel Martinez, who told us that spoons like these were traditionally used during fiestas not for the consumption of food, but to decorate llamas (duh). Cecibel’s family has been in the silver business for years, and all the silver she sells comes from Potosí.


Talk about a telling sign: they say the mintmark of Potosí (the letters PTSI superimposed on each other) is the origin of the dollar symbol. Whether it’s true or not, who knows, but it does give you a pretty good i... Read More

Details and Dimensions

Silver Alloy
8" L

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